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Best video game system of all time? Ocasio-Cortez votes for Nintendo 64

Best video game system of all time? Ocasio-Cortez votes for Nintendo 64

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed off her knowledge of video games and ability to connect with people using non-traditional methods during a surprise appearance on a live stream of an online video game fundraiser. The millennial congresswoman on Sunday called into the fundraiser, which involved a more than 50-hour marathon game of “Donkey Kong 64” to…MORE

GOP reaches deal to build a small-donor fundraising system to close gap with Democrats

GOP reaches deal to build a small-donor fundraising system to close gap with Democrats

Top Republican officials and aides to President Donald Trump have reached an agreement to overhaul the party’s fundraising apparatus to create a centralized platform for small-dollar donations as Republicans race to close a massive online fundraising gap with Democrats. A senior adviser for Data Trust, the Republican National Committee’s voter data storehouse, confirmed the creation…MORE

Nearly 300 federal workers recalled from furlough to perform different jobs

Nearly 300 federal workers recalled from furlough to perform different jobs

Nearly 300 furloughed Department of Homeland Security employees are being called back to work amid the longest government shutdown in history. Those federal workers — all from the E-Verify division of US Citizenship and Immigration Services — will be back on the job and the payroll starting Tuesday morning until a deal is reached to…MORE

Trump sees the wall as a monument to himself

Trump sees the wall as a monument to himself

One thing about Donald Trump: He knows how to tell you what he’s really thinking. About the wall, for instance. Consider this from Trump during the campaign in 2015, explaining the rationale for his favorite edifice: “What I do best in life, I build. … I want it to be so beautiful because maybe someday…MORE

2020 Democrats confront how to deal with Trump

2020 Democrats confront how to deal with Trump

There is a common challenge confronting all of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls: how to take on Donald Trump while maintaining their dignity, sanity and message control. Whether they like it or not, Trump’s would-be challengers need two strategies as their slog to the nomination begins — one to combat their rivals for the party…MORE

How Kamala Harris wins

How Kamala Harris wins

To the surprise of no one, California Sen. Kamala Harris formally entered the 2020 presidential race on Monday, touting her background as a prosecutor — and a barrier-breaker — in her announcement speech. Anyone who reads what I write — and I hope that includes you, dear reader! — knows that I think Harris is…MORE

Supreme Court again takes no action on DACA, leaving policy in effect for now

Supreme Court again takes no action on DACA, leaving policy in effect for now

The Supreme Court on Tuesday once again did not act on the Trump administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, leaving protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children in place for at least the next several months. The court’s inaction is a loss for the…MORE

Kamala Harris says she won’t conduct foreign policy by tweet

Kamala Harris says she won’t conduct foreign policy by tweet

Sen. Kamala Harris rebuked President Donald Trump’s leadership style and abrupt decision-making process Monday, noting that if she were to replace him in the White House she would not conduct foreign policy by tweet. When asked about how she would have handled the civil war in Syria differently than Trump — who suddenly announced he…MORE